Social Security benefits are a vital source of income for many Americans, and they can also be important for green card holders. In order to qualify for Social Security benefits, you must meet certain requirements, including having a certain number of work credits. Like any other person in the United States who works and pays taxes, Legal Permanent Residents, often called green card holders, must have 40 qualifying credits, approximately 10 years, to earn Social Security benefits.
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you are a green card holder who is married to a U.S. citizen, you may be able to qualify for social security benefits even if you have not worked in the U.S. for ten years.
If you believe you may be eligible for Social Security benefits, you can apply online or by mail. You will need to provide
You may also need to provide other documentation, such as your marriage certificate or your green card.
The types of Social Security benefits that green card holders may be eligible for include:
The amount of benefits you receive will depend on your earnings history and the type of benefit you are receiving.
There are two different ways to apply for LPR status and a green card. The correct approach depends on whether an applicant is already in the United States or is applying from his or her country of residence.
An experienced green card attorney can help anyone applying for legal permanent residency, regardless of whether they need to pursue an adjustment of status or navigate consular processing.
An experienced immigration lawyer can prevent problems before they happen, protect your rights and help you resolve your immigration problems. To get started on your case, call Godoy Law Office at 630-912-0322 or reach out online to schedule a consultation with one of the experienced immigration attorneys today.
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